Whether your interested in learning how to kayak for the first time, brushing up on your skills or taking your skills to the next level, we have the class for you! The City of Tempe offers several kayaking opportunities for youth and adults as well as novices and experienced paddlers.
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Introduction to Kayaking
Taught by ACA certified kayak instructors; this is a perfect class for all levels of paddling experience. This class will focus on basic strokes and maneuvers as well as fitness, boat-handling and rescues in “sit-on-top” kayaks. All necessary equipment will be provided. No experience necessary. Fee: $70. 480-350-8069
Code: 57876 Sa 4/28-5/19 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Code: 57875 Sa 5/1-5/22 5:30-7:30 a.m.
Code: 58919 Sa 6/2-6/23 8 -10 a.m.
Code: 58920 T 6/5-6/26 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Code: 58921 Sa 7/7-7/28 8-10 a.m.
Code: 58922 T 7/10-7/31 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Essentials of Kayak Touring
Taught by ACA certified kayak instructors; this class will refine your kayak touring skills and is perfect for all levels of experience. Instructors focus on basic, intermediate and advanced strokes and maneuvers as well as fitness, boat-handling and rescues in “sit-in” touring kayaks. All equipment provided. No experience necessary. Register early. 480-350-8069
Code: 57776 Sa 4/28-5/19 7-9 a.m. fee: $80
Code: 57777 Sa 5/3-5/24 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: $80
Code: 58895 Sa 6/2-6/23 6:30-8:30 a.m.
Code: 58897 Th 6/7-6/28 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Code: 58896 Sa 7/7-728 6:30-8:30 a.m.
Code: 58898 Th 7/12-8/2 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Half-Day Kayaking Trip to Lake Pleasant
The wildest and brightest Glow Paddle on Tempe Town Lake. Join us for a night under the stars while we glow and glide across the water. In addition to all necessary kayaking equipment, participants will receive glow in the dark accessories. Feel free to wear glow in the dark clothing items that you don’t mind getting wet. Register early. Adult Fee: $35, Youth Fee: $20. 480-350-8069
Code: 57786 10 yrs+ F 5/4 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Code: 57790 10 yrs+ F 5/18 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Code: 58899 10 yrs+ F 6/15 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Code: 58903 10 yrs+ F 6/29 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Code: 58907 10 yrs+ F 7/13 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Code: 58911 10 yrs+ F 7/27 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Code: 58915 10 yrs+ F 8/10 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Are you looking for a fun way to stay active and beat the weekend warriors? Join us during the week and our certified instructors will focus on physical fitness and basic stroke technique in a low-stress/low-impact fun environment. Fee: $30. 480-350-8069
Code: 57772 W 5/2 9-11 a.m.
Code: 57773 W 5/16 9-11 a.m.
Youth Paddling Expo
Don’t miss this fun spring splash as we prepare to kick-off our Youth Summer Paddling Program. Participants will have the opportunity to try paddling in kayaks, dragon boats and stand-up paddleboards. Fee: $15. 480-350-8069
Code: 57877 10 yrs+ Sa 5/19 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
What to Bring and Wear for a Paddling Day
What to wear:
Clothing that the participants do not mind getting wet.
Some sort of water shoes or sneakers the participants do not mind getting wet. Sandals are permissible as long as they are not open back, flip-flop type sandals.
Hats or Visors
Loose fitting comfortable t-shirt. Depending on the participants sun tolerance they may want to wear an SPF coated top shirt, or a long sleeve t-shirt.
If a participant wants to wear long pants, it is permissible, however they should not be cotton or denim, they should be Polyester or Lycra.
Not Allowed: Jeans of any kind, including Jean shorts
Long pants that are non-athletic type pants; jeans, cotton or corduroy are not allowed. Hiking boots or dress shoes
What to Bring:
Dry Clothes to change into